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The main street of Miles

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Population: 1,164 [1]
Postcode: 4415
Coordinates: 26°40′S 150°11′E / -26.667, 150.183Coordinates: 26°40′S 150°11′E / -26.667, 150.183
Elevation: 302 m (991 ft) [2]
LGA: Western Downs Region
State District: Warrego
Federal Division: Maranoa
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Annual Rainfall
27.1 °C
81 °F
12.2 °C
54 °F
650.6 mm
25.6 in

Miles is a small town in Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 census, Miles had a population of 1,164.[1]

The town is situated on the Warrego Highway, 340 kilometres west of Brisbane, the state capital. Formerly known as Dogwood Crossing, the town is situated on Dogwood Creek, named by German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in 1844. The town was renamed Miles in honour of the Queensland Colonial Secretary, William Miles.

Welcome to Miles signpost

Welcome to Miles signpost


Miles is located on the Western Downs, at an elevation of 304 m. The region around Miles has hot summers with mean maximum temperatures in January of 33.1° Celsius falling to 19.3 in July. Average rainfall is 655.7 mm, falling mainly in the period between November and February[3]


The economy of Miles is based mainly on agriculture and cropping, producing wheat, sorghum, barley and cotton. Timber production is another area of economic activity and in common with much of Western Queensland, cattle and sheep grazing, including feedlots is widespread.

A mining industry utilising rich deposits of bentonite clay is developing.[4]

In addition, there are the following developing industries:


Miles is connected to Brisbane, Toowoomba and Roma by the Warrego Highway and Goondiwindi and Rockhampton by the Leichhardt Highway. Greyhound Australia operates 3 daily bus services between Brisbane and Mount Isa via Longreach and Charleville, and Coach QLD operates three buses a week between Toowoomba and Rockhampton, via Miles. The Westlander train also comes through Miles twice a week, on its way between Brisbane and Charleville, at very early hours of Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

The town is served by the Miles Airport (IATA: WLE) which is located along the Leichhardt Highway approximately 19 km (12 mi) south of the Leichhardt and Warrego Highway intersection, Miles, Queensland, and 14 km (8.7 mi) north of the Leichhardt Highway and Roma-Condamine Road intersection, Condamine, Queensland.


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